ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 18th match, Group F

Australia v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

1.57 pm local time Mohammad Asif will open the bowling for Pakistan. Australia's openers Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist, who have been in awesome form so far, stride to the middle. The Wanderers pitch promises to be excellent for batting as usual.

Toss, 1.50 pm Shoaib Malik has won the toss and put Australia in.

Both teams have named unchanged XIs from their previous games.

Australia: Adam Gilchrist (wk), Matthew Hayden, Ricky Ponting (capt), Andrew Symonds, Brad Hodge, Mike Hussey, Michael Clarke, Stuart Clark, Brett Lee, Nathan Bracken, Mitchell Johnson.

Pakistan: Salman Butt, Imran Nazir, Mohammad Hafeez, Younis Khan, Shoaib Malik (capt), Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal (wk), Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Asif, Umar Gul, Sohail Tanvir.

1.15 pm Hello everybody and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the Super Eight's clash between Australia and Pakistan in Johannesburg. I'm George Binoy, your commentator for the game.

Australia picked up a couple of easy points with a win against Bangladesh while Pakistan raised their game to defeat Sri Lanka comfortably last night. Both teams have momentum going into today's match, the winner of which will be virtually through to the semi-finals. Incidentally, Australia and Pakistan are playing each other in any form of the game after two and a half years.

Check out S Rajesh's preview where he says that Pakistan and Australia could have contrasting batting concerns.

"Pakistan's openers continue to be a worry, and while the team recovered in style against Sri Lanka, it might be more difficult to come out of a poor start against the Australians. Australia, meanwhile, have had two games where most of their batsmen haven't needed a hit. Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist have been in terrific form, but there could be questions asked of the rest if the openers fall early."

0.1

Mohammad Asif to Gilchrist, FOUR, full ball angling across the left-hander, Gilchrist uses the width on offer, frees his arms and lofts the ball over backward point, Australia are away in style

0.2

Mohammad Asif to Gilchrist, 1 run, good length delivery on off stump, Gilchrist punches it firmly off the back foot to Afridi at cover and runs a quick single

0.3

Mohammad Asif to Hayden, no run, good length delivery bounces sharply and angles across the left-hander, Hayden shoulders arms

0.4

Mohammad Asif to Hayden, 1 run, Hayden steps down the track and drives a full-length delivery powerfully towards mid-off

0.5

Mohammad Asif to Gilchrist, no run, on a good length around the off stump, Gilchrist tries to drive through cover but mis-hits it towards mid-off

0.6

Mohammad Asif to Gilchrist, 2 runs, just over mid-on's head, Gilchrist tried to pull a ball that wasn't short at all, he gets beaten by the extra bounce but manages to clear mid-on

End of over 1 (8 runs) Australia 8/0 (RR: 8.00)
AC Gilchrist    7* (4b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    1-0-8-0
ML Hayden    1* (2b)     

Sohail Tanvir will share the new ball.

1.1

Sohail Tanvir to Hayden, no run, full ball angling into Hayden's middle stump, that swung into the left-hander, Hayden comes forward and defends

1.2

Sohail Tanvir to Hayden, no run, excellent length, in the blockhole on off stump, Hayden steps forward and digs it out

1.3

Sohail Tanvir to Hayden, OUT, caught at midwicket! Hayden tries to smash the ball through the leg side, Tanvir bowls a full delivery on middle stump, Hayden connects with the bottom of his bat and Younis Khan dives forward at midwicket to take the catch

ML Hayden c Younis Khan b Sohail Tanvir 1 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Ricky Ponting strides to the middle.

1.4

Sohail Tanvir to Ponting, no run, pitches on off stump and angles sharply away from Ponting who lunges forward and lets the ball go through to Akmal

1.5

Sohail Tanvir to Ponting, 1 run, Tanvir strays on to leg stump, Ponting gets off the mark by moving across his stumps and flicking to fine leg

1.6

Sohail Tanvir to Gilchrist, FOUR, Tanvir strays on to Gilchrist's pads this time, Gilchrist moves towards the off side and glances the ball past the fielder at short fine leg

End of over 2 (5 runs) Australia 13/1 (RR: 6.50)
AC Gilchrist    11* (5b 2x4)      Sohail Tanvir    1-0-5-1
RT Ponting    1* (2b)      Mohammad Asif    1-0-8-0

2.1

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, 1 leg bye, full ball swings into Ponting's middle and leg stump, Ponting moves across his stumps and gets hit on the pad, he was trying to flick that one but got beaten by the movement off the pitch into him

2.2

Mohammad Asif to Gilchrist, no run, full delivery outside the off stump, Gilchrist tries to drive straight down the ground but mis-times it

2.3

Mohammad Asif to Gilchrist, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, that's Gilchrist's favourite area, he moves on to the back foot and cuts hard through covers for four

2.4

Mohammad Asif to Gilchrist, 1 wide, Gilchrist tries to hammer a wide delivery through the off side but the ball was too wide to make contact

2.4

Mohammad Asif to Gilchrist, FOUR, Asif gives Gilchrist more room outside of stump, Gilchrist stands in his crease, frees his arms, and lofts the ball over cover for another boundary, he's looking dangerous now

2.5

Mohammad Asif to Gilchrist, FOUR, Asif over-compensates by bowling a full ball on leg stump, Gilchrist clips the ball off his pads and he's timed it beautifully, the fielder tries to stop it with his boot on the boundary rope but the ball beats him

2.6

Mohammad Asif to Gilchrist, 1 wide, Asif strays down leg side this time, another wide

2.6

Mohammad Asif to Gilchrist, 1 run, Asif bowls a yorker on middle stump, Gilchrist digs it out towards mid-on for a single to keep strike

End of over 3 (16 runs) Australia 29/1 (RR: 9.66)
AC Gilchrist    24* (10b 5x4)      Mohammad Asif    2-0-23-0
RT Ponting    1* (3b)      Sohail Tanvir    1-0-5-1

3.1

Sohail Tanvir to Gilchrist, 1 wide, Tanvir strays down leg side this time, Pakistan are generous with the wides today

3.1

Sohail Tanvir to Gilchrist, 1 leg bye, Tanvir pitches on middle and angles the ball into Gilchrist who tucks it off his hips towards short fine leg

3.2

Sohail Tanvir to Ponting, no run, Ponting steps forward to a full ball on middle stump and drives back to Tanvir

3.3

Sohail Tanvir to Ponting, 1 run, short and wide outside off stump, Ponting waits on the back foot and tries to cut over point, he gets a top edge to Asif at third man

3.4

Sohail Tanvir to Gilchrist, OUT, caught at point! Gilchrist tries to hit a full ball from off stump down the ground, he gets an outside edge which lobs up towards Hafeez at point who takes a simple catch

AC Gilchrist c Mohammad Hafeez b Sohail Tanvir 24 (18m 12b 5x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

Australia's openers are back in the dug-out and Andrew Symonds walks to the crease.

3.5

Sohail Tanvir to Ponting, 1 run, pushed off the pads to midwicket for a single

3.6

Sohail Tanvir to Symonds, 1 run, cut off the back foot past point for a single

End of over 4 (5 runs) Australia 34/2 (RR: 8.50)
A Symonds    1* (1b)      Sohail Tanvir    2-0-9-2
RT Ponting    3* (6b)      Mohammad Asif    2-0-23-0

4.1

Mohammad Asif to Symonds, no run, beaten, Asif pitches the ball on a good length on off stump, Symonds gets caught on the crease and fends at it, the ball speeds past the outside edge

4.2

Mohammad Asif to Symonds, 1 leg bye, Symonds tries to hit the ball down the ground but the ball angles into him and strikes him on the pad, there's a loud appeal for lbw but it was too high

4.3

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, 1 run, cut off the front foot towards third man for one more

4.4

Mohammad Asif to Symonds, 1 run, good length delivery outside off stump, Symonds waits on the back foot and cuts to third man

4.5

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, 1 run, short of a length delivery angling into the right-hander's middle stump, Ponting pushes the ball towards mid-on for a single

4.6

Mohammad Asif to Symonds, FOUR, what power! Symonds backs away towards leg to make room and smashes a length delivery with a flat bat over cover, the ball bounces just once before going over the boundary line

End of over 5 (8 runs) Australia 42/2 (RR: 8.40)
A Symonds    6* (5b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    3-0-30-0
RT Ponting    5* (8b)      Sohail Tanvir    2-0-9-2

5.1

Sohail Tanvir to Ponting, FOUR, Tanvir strays on to Ponting's leg and middle stump, Ponting drives between midwicket and mid-on for another boundary

5.2

Sohail Tanvir to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting bottom edges an attempted drive on the off side and calls for the single, both batsmen hesitate but they make it safely in the end

5.3

Sohail Tanvir to Symonds, no run, Symonds frees his arms and tries to smash Tanvir down the ground but gets beaten by a slower delivery outside off stump

5.4

Sohail Tanvir to Symonds, FOUR, Tanvir bowls a slow full toss which Symonds lofts over mid-on for another boundary

5.5

Sohail Tanvir to Symonds, FOUR, too short and too wide outside off stump, Symonds gets on to the front foot and smashes it flat over cover's head, he's on a roll

5.6

Sohail Tanvir to Symonds, 3 runs, driven hard through covers once again, Symonds' is striking the ball splendidly, Misbah dives on the deep cover boundary to save four

End of over 6 (16 runs) Australia 58/2 (RR: 9.66)
A Symonds    17* (9b 3x4)      Sohail Tanvir    3-0-25-2
RT Ponting    10* (10b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    3-0-30-0

Afridi replaces Asif.

6.1

Shahid Afridi to Symonds, no run, driven back to the bowler off the front foot

6.2

Shahid Afridi to Symonds, FOUR, dropped slightly short outside off stump, Symonds waits on the back foot and threads the cut between backward point and short third man

6.3

Shahid Afridi to Symonds, 1 run, cut off the back foot through point for a single

6.4

Shahid Afridi to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting tries to pull a ball that pitches on middle stump and spins across him, he gets a bottom edge which goes between Akmal's legs for a boundary

6.5

Shahid Afridi to Ponting, no run, Ponting cuts off the back foot to point

6.6

Shahid Afridi to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting waits in his crease and opens the face of the bat very late to run the ball past short third man for four more, expensive start from Afridi

End of over 7 (13 runs) Australia 71/2 (RR: 10.14)
RT Ponting    18* (13b 3x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-13-0
A Symonds    22* (12b 4x4)      Sohail Tanvir    3-0-25-2

Mohammad Hafeez replaces Tanvir.

7.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Symonds, FOUR, Symonds moves quickly towards the leg side and uses the room to drive powerfully through covers, it's raining fours at the Wanderers and we haven't had a single six

7.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Symonds, no run, driven off the front foot to cover

7.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Symonds, 1 run, pushed towards cover for a single

7.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Ponting, 1 run, bowled flat on middle stump, Ponting leans forward and drives to midwicket

7.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Symonds, no run, dropped, Symonds hammers the ball straight back at Hafeez who can't hold on to the catch, that was struck very hard

7.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Symonds, 2 runs, played off the pads through square leg

End of over 8 (8 runs) Australia 79/2 (RR: 9.87)
A Symonds    29* (17b 5x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-8-0
RT Ponting    19* (14b 3x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-13-0

8.1

Shahid Afridi to Ponting, no run, Ponting tries to run the ball down to third man but gets beaten outside off stump

8.2

Shahid Afridi to Ponting, no run, he tries to cut this time but is beaten once again

8.3

Shahid Afridi to Ponting, no run, Ponting tries to sweep Afridi but misses the ball, he over balances and lifts his back foot outside the crease, Akmal whips off the bails but Ponting had just managed to get a fraction of his boot behind the line

8.4

Shahid Afridi to Ponting, 1 bye, Ponting comes down the pitch, Afridi beats him with a quicker ball but Akmal misses a stumping chance

8.5

Shahid Afridi to Symonds, OUT, bowled him! Symonds backs away, moves his front foot out of the way and tries to slog sweep, Afridi bowls a quicker ball, beats Symonds completely, and hits middle stump

A Symonds b Shahid Afridi 29 (18m 18b 5x4 0x6) SR: 161.11

Michael Hussey is the new batsman.

8.6

Shahid Afridi to Hussey, no run, Hussey pulls a quick ball to midwicket, Afridi completes a maiden wicket

End of over 9 (1 run, wicket maiden) Australia 80/3 (RR: 8.88)
MEK Hussey    0* (1b)      Shahid Afridi    2-1-13-1
RT Ponting    19* (18b 3x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-8-0

9.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting pulls through midwicket for a single

9.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Hussey, no run, Hussey tries to pull Hafeez off the back foot but gets beaten, the ball wasn't short enough

9.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Hussey, 1 run, played off the pads through square leg for a single

9.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting comes forward and drives through midwicket for one more

9.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Hussey, 1 run, bowled full on middle stump, Hussey pushes the ball towards midwicket

9.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Ponting, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, Ponting gets on to the front foot and drives towards cover

End of over 10 (5 runs) Australia 85/3 (RR: 8.50)
RT Ponting    22* (21b 3x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-13-0
MEK Hussey    2* (4b)      Shahid Afridi    2-1-13-1

10.1

Shahid Afridi to Ponting, 2 runs, bowled slower through the air on middle stump, Ponting steps forward and drives to long-on

10.2

Shahid Afridi to Ponting, 1 run, played with an open face in front of Hafeez at point

The physio is on the field, Ponting has a problem with his hamstring. Symonds is getting ready to come out as a bye runner.

10.3

Shahid Afridi to Hussey, 1 run, bowled full outside the off stump, Hussey leans forward and drives to cover for one

10.4

Shahid Afridi to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting lunges forward but has to wait for the slower ball to come to him, played towards cover point

10.5

Shahid Afridi to Hussey, 1 run, reverse-swept to short third man

10.6

Shahid Afridi to Ponting, 1 run, flighted delivery on off stump, Ponting nudges it behind point for a single

End of over 11 (7 runs) Australia 92/3 (RR: 8.36)
RT Ponting    27* (25b 3x4)      Shahid Afridi    3-1-20-1
MEK Hussey    4* (6b)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-13-0

11.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Ponting, OUT, bowled! Ponting gets down on one knee and tries to pull Hafeez through midwicket, he misses the ball completely and Hafeez hits off stump, huge wicket for Pakistan

RT Ponting b Mohammad Hafeez 27 (40m 26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 103.84

Brad Hodge is the new batsman.

11.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Hodge, 1 run, driven off the front foot to long-on for a single, Hodge is off the mark straightaway

11.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Hussey, 1 run, full ball angling into the left-hander, driven to long-off on the front foot

11.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Hodge, 1 run, played off the pads through square leg for one more

11.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Hussey, no run, Hussey steps down the track, Hafeez sees him coming and bowls a quicker ball, Hussey defends back to the bowler

11.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Hussey, FOUR, full ball on middle stump, Hussey comes forward and drives off his toes through midwicket, he's placed that extremely well and the ball speeds to the boundary, that's the first four for 29 balls

End of over 12 (7 runs) Australia 99/4 (RR: 8.25)
MEK Hussey    9* (9b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-20-1
BJ Hodge    2* (2b)      Shahid Afridi    3-1-20-1

Umar Gul replaces Afridi.

12.1

Umar Gul to Hodge, no run, good length delivery on off stump angles into Hodge who tries to play the ball behind square but gets hit on the pad

12.2

Umar Gul to Hodge, no run, excellent ball, Gul pitches on off stump, drawing Hodge into the front foot drive, the ball leaves the right-hander off the pitch and bounces sharply through to Akmal

12.3

Umar Gul to Hodge, 1 run, driven off the front foot through covers, that single brings up Australia's 100

12.4

Umar Gul to Hussey, no run, driven towards midwicket off the front foot

12.5

Umar Gul to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey drives off the front foot to Afridi at cover, Hussey calls for a risky single, Afridi shies at the non-striker's end but misses

12.6

Umar Gul to Hodge, no run, Gul ends the over with a yorker that strikes Hodge on the boot after he misses the flick

End of over 13 (2 runs) Australia 101/4 (RR: 7.76)
BJ Hodge    3* (6b)      Umar Gul    1-0-2-0
MEK Hussey    10* (11b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-20-1

13.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Hussey, 1 run, Hafeez bowls a short one on middle stump, Hussey pulls off the back foot to deep midwicket

13.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Hodge, 2 runs, flicked off the pads to deep backward square leg

13.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Hodge, FOUR, too short from Hafeez, Hodge waits on the back foot and pulls over the fielder in the circle at midwicket, he's placed that well between long-on and deep midwicket

13.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Hodge, 2 runs, Hodge pushes the ball off his pads through midwicket, they run a comfortable single but decide to go for the risky second run, Nazir hits the stumps direct at the batsman's end but Hodge is home

13.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Hodge, 1 run, played with an open face to short third man

13.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey moves on to the back foot and guides the ball towards backward point

End of over 14 (11 runs) Australia 112/4 (RR: 8.00)
MEK Hussey    12* (13b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-0-31-1
BJ Hodge    12* (10b 1x4)      Umar Gul    1-0-2-0

14.1

Umar Gul to Hussey, 3 runs, Hussey charges down the track and drives a full toss back at Gul who gets a hand to it, the shot was so well timed that it runs towards the long-on boundary where Tanvir stops it with his boot just inside the rope

14.2

Umar Gul to Hodge, 1 run, Gul fires the yorker in on middle stump, pushed towards cover for a single

14.3

Umar Gul to Hussey, 1 run, short of a length on leg and middle stump, nudged off the pads towards midwicket for one more

14.4

Umar Gul to Hodge, 2 runs, full ball on off and middle stump, Hodge gets his front foot out of the way and drives to long-on

14.5

Umar Gul to Hodge, FOUR, too full and too straight from Gul, Hodge frees his arms and swings his bat hard to send the ball over midwicket for another boundary

14.6

Umar Gul to Hodge, no run, that was extremely quick and in the blockhole outside off stump, Hodge tried to run it down to third man but was beaten for pace

End of over 15 (11 runs) Australia 123/4 (RR: 8.20)
BJ Hodge    19* (14b 2x4)      Umar Gul    2-0-13-0
MEK Hussey    16* (15b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-0-31-1

Afridi returns to bowl his final over.

15.1

Shahid Afridi to Hussey, 2 runs, tossed up on leg stump, Hussey leans forward and clips it off his pads behind square

15.2

Shahid Afridi to Hussey, SIX, that's the first six of the innings! Hussey steps down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball, and lofts Afridi cleanly back over his head

15.3

Shahid Afridi to Hussey, 1 run, bowled flatter and quicker on off stump, Hussey waits on the back foot and plays the ball to short third man

15.4

Shahid Afridi to Hodge, 1 run, pushed towards cover off the front foot

15.5

Shahid Afridi to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey tries to play the ball towards midwicket but gets a leading edge towards cover

15.6

Shahid Afridi to Hodge, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, Hodge reaches out for it and hits the ball through cover, Hafeez runs to his right on the cover boundary and dives, he gets a hand to it but the ball reaches the boundary

End of over 16 (15 runs) Australia 138/4 (RR: 8.62)
BJ Hodge    24* (16b 3x4)      Shahid Afridi    4-1-35-1
MEK Hussey    26* (19b 1x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    2-0-13-0

16.1

Umar Gul to Hussey, FOUR, Hussey takes a step down the track and flicks a low full toss crisply through midwicket for four more, that was superbly timed and placed, these two have added 50 off only 30 balls

16.2

Umar Gul to Hussey, FOUR, Hussey charges down the track, Gul sees him coming and bowls a short ball, Hussey makes room and cuts over point, excellent improvisation

16.3

Umar Gul to Hussey, 1 run, he steps down the track once again and drives a full toss towards deep cover

16.4

Umar Gul to Hodge, 1 run, Gul bowls a yorker on middle and leg stump, Hodge backs away and manages to play it towards midwicket for a single

16.5

Umar Gul to Hussey, 1 run, once again Hussey walks down the pitch, he tries to drive straight but gets an inside edge towards midwicket

16.6

Umar Gul to Hodge, 1 run, Hodge steps across his stumps and flicks a full toss through midwicket for a single

End of over 17 (12 runs) Australia 150/4 (RR: 8.82)
BJ Hodge    26* (18b 3x4)      Umar Gul    3-0-25-0
MEK Hussey    36* (23b 3x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    4-1-35-1

Sohail Tanvir returns for a final spell.

17.1

Sohail Tanvir to Hodge, 2 runs, he starts off with a slower ball which Hodge tries to swing through the leg side, he gets beaten by the lack of pace and gets a top edge that flies over Akmal's head and falls safe

17.2

Sohail Tanvir to Hodge, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, flicked off the pads through square leg

17.3

Sohail Tanvir to Hussey, 1 run, another slower ball on off stump, Hussey opens the face and plays the ball towards point

17.4

Sohail Tanvir to Hodge, 1 run, full ball angling into the right-hander from round the wicket, Hodge lofts the ball towards long-on

17.5

Sohail Tanvir to Hussey, OUT, caught! Hussey steps down the pitch and tries to loft the ball over the off side, Tanvir bowls a slower one and Hussey slices the ball in Nazir at deep cover

MEK Hussey c Imran Nazir b Sohail Tanvir 37 (37m 25b 3x4 1x6) SR: 148.00

Michael Clarke is the new batsman.

17.6

Sohail Tanvir to Hodge, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards long-on

End of over 18 (6 runs) Australia 156/5 (RR: 8.66)
BJ Hodge    31* (22b 3x4)      Sohail Tanvir    4-0-31-3
MJ Clarke    0* (0b)      Umar Gul    3-0-25-0

18.1

Umar Gul to Hodge, 2 runs, full delivery on off stump, Hodge comes down the track and drives to long-on

18.2

Umar Gul to Hodge, no run, full delivery outside off stump, Hodge backs away towards leg side and tries to reach out for the ball, he's too far away from it to make contact

18.3

Umar Gul to Hodge, 1 run, full toss outside off stump, hit towards Afridi at cover point for a single

18.4

Umar Gul to Clarke, OUT, the direct hit runs out Clarke! Clarke backs away towards leg and drives firmly to Afridi at point and sets off for the single, Afridi picks up and throws down the stumps at the bowler's end with Clarke well short

MJ Clarke run out 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Brett Lee is the next man in.

18.5

Umar Gul to Hodge, no run, Gul bowls a superb yorker which Hodge can only play back to the bowler

18.6

Umar Gul to Hodge, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, Hodge flicks if off his pads to deep backward square leg

End of over 19 (4 runs) Australia 160/6 (RR: 8.42)
BJ Hodge    35* (27b 3x4)      Umar Gul    4-0-29-0
B Lee    0* (0b)      Sohail Tanvir    4-0-31-3

Last over coming up. Asif will bowl it.

19.1

Mohammad Asif to Hodge, 1 run, low full toss on off stump, Hodge moves his front foot out of the way and hits through midwicket

19.2

Mohammad Asif to Lee, 1 run, full delivery outside off stump, Lee drives off the front foot towards cover

19.3

Mohammad Asif to Hodge, OUT, caught at long-on! Hodge tries to loft over the straight boundary but doesn't get the necessary elevation, Younis Khan takes a well-judged catch on the boundary

BJ Hodge c Younis Khan b Mohammad Asif 36 (36m 29b 3x4 0x6) SR: 124.13

19.4

Mohammad Asif to Lee, no run, Lee makes room and tries to smash one out of the ground but gets beaten outside the off stump

19.5

Mohammad Asif to Lee, 1 run, superb yorker on middle stump, Lee digs it out towards the off side and sets off for the single

19.6

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, 1 run, another yorker length delivery on leg stump, Johnson flicks off his pads through square leg for a single

Pakistan have done well to restrict Australia to 164 for 7. Australia managed just one six in their innings, which is indicative of the excellent length the Pakistan bowlers bowled. I'll be back in 15 minutes for Pakistan's chase.

End of over 20 (4 runs) Australia 164/7
MG Johnson    1* (1b)      Mohammad Asif    4-0-34-1
B Lee    2* (3b)      Umar Gul    4-0-29-0
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Sep 18, 2007

Misbah-ul-Haq pulls a short one on his way to an unbeaten 66, Australia v Pakistan, Group F, ICC World Twenty20, Johannesburg, September 18, 2007

Misbah-ul-Haq pulls a short one on his way to an unbeaten 66

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Sep 18, 2007

Ricky Ponting works a ball through the on side, Australia v Pakistan, Group F, ICC World Twenty20, Johannesburg, September 18, 2007

Ricky Ponting works a ball through the on side

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